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Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers

Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers

At 11 a.m. EDT on Sunday, the storm's center was located about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds around 45 mph.

According to the 5:00 a.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 56.0 West. Beryl is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 miles per hour (31 km/h) and this motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

As some East Coast residents gear up for Tropical Storm Chris, New Englanders can rest easy knowing the storm will avoid the area, forecasters said.

The storm was expected to move toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, or just south of those areas, on Monday.

The NHC forecasts the storm to meander off the coast for the next several days.

A Tropical storm watch is in effect for Dominica while watches for Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten, were discontinued.

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"On this present position and the latest available forecast track Tropical Storm Beryl no longer poses a direct threat to Barbados".

High surf and risky rip currents are expected along parts of the Carolina and mid-Atlantic coasts through early week.

The next hurricane advisory is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday.

Chances of formation are low, near zero percent within 48 hours and near 30 percent within five days.

Beryl is expected to produce total rain of 2 to 3 inches through Tuesday across the Leeward and the Virgin Islands, as well as Puerto Rico.

It is forecast to bring tropical storm conditions to Dominica and Guadeloupe tonight and strong gusty winds in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico tomorrow.